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    ...how glad I am this place is still here, however attenuated it's status.
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    ...how glad I am this place is still here, however attenuated it's status.
    In what way??
    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money

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    Activity is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down from it this board's heyday.
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Activity is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down from it this board's heyday.
    What do you think is that cause??
    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money

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    Social media, of course, and the influence of cell-phone behaviors.

    Boards like this were sort of the last bastion of proper reflection and debate.
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Social media, of course, and the influence of cell-phone behaviors.

    Boards like this were sort of the last bastion of proper reflection and debate.
    Also streaming.

    People used to come here and chat while waiting for stuff to download. Now they watch stuff as it downloads...

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    Somewhere along the way, the attractive of the Internet shifted from meeting strangers from all over the world who were into the same hobbies as you to talking about work and everyday fripperies with people you already know. Facebook took over that. Reddit absorbed most of the remainder, as it's essentially a huge "forum" with subcategories for absolutely every topic imaginable, all in a single place. Telegram groups are also pretty popular, despite the fact I personally find the interface very unwieldy and impractical for any sort of communal discussion.

    As for this forum in particular, it's a combination of the above plus filesharing in general being on the decline for a long time now (at least for mainstream content). The lounge remains fairly active, though, even if heavyweights from the old days have parted ways or are hibernating
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Social media, of course, and the influence of cell-phone behaviors.

    Boards like this were sort of the last bastion of proper reflection and debate.
    Also streaming.

    People used to come here and chat while waiting for stuff to download. Now they watch stuff as it downloads...
    Ah, yes, I remember the joys of bi-directional Zmodem. That's how it all started!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    Somewhere along the way, the attractive of the Internet shifted from meeting strangers from all over the world who were into the same hobbies as you [...]
    Apropos, whatever happened to Chat Roulette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Social media, of course, and the influence of cell-phone behaviors.

    Boards like this were sort of the last bastion of proper reflection and debate.
    Also streaming.

    People used to come here and chat while waiting for stuff to download. Now they watch stuff as it downloads...
    Zackly.

    Good God, the Audiogalaxy days.

    Which then begat The Drawing Room.

    Heady days...

    Barbs, who else here is senior to me?

    There are a few, eh?
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

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